DA renews push for confidence vote in Mapisa-Nqakula

DA renews push for confidence vote in Mapisa-Nqakula

The DA has called on Parliament to urgently convene a special sitting to debate a motion of no confidence against National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

DA renews push for confidence vote in Mapisa-Nqakula

Last week, acting National Assembly Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli accepted the DA's application.

Mapisa-Nqakula is under investigation for alleged corruption and money laundering during her time as minister of Defence and Military Veterans

On Tuesday, the High Court in Pretoria dismissed her application to prevent authorities from arresting her following a raid at her home last month by the NPA.

DA Chief Whip Siviwe Gwarube said the integrity and credibility of the National Assembly are at stake.

"Once a motion has been tabled, it has to be deliberated on and voted on without delay, the rules of the National Assembly demand. The court's ruling sends a clear message that the legal process must be allowed to take its course, and individuals facing serious allegations cannot evade accountability."

"Given the severity of the allegations against Mapisa-Nqakula, including 12 counts of corruption and money laundering, it is imperative that Parliament acts as a matter of urgency to address the motion of no confidence."


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